The Soweto uprising was a series of demonstrations and protests led by black school children in South Africa that began on the morning of 16 June 1976. Students from numerous Sowetan schools began to protest in the streets of Soweto in response to the introduction of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction in local schools.
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00:00 Historical events in 1976
00:10 Introduction of Afrikaans
01:34 What happened in Soweto on the 16th June 1976?
02:37 Hector Pieterson's death
04:57 Soweto uprising spreads countrywide
05:40 Results and casualties of Soweto uprising
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